via The Sun
By Margi Murphy
April 11, 2017
EBAY has banned TV boxes that allow Brits to stream sports and films for free, the Sun Online can reveal.
Millions have been buying “Kodi boxes” which allow them to watch sports like the Premier League and blockbuster films that are still showing in cinemas.
It’s illegal to download this copyright material, but Kodi software lets you stream using a box which can be connected to your TV or laptop.
They can be purchased online, but it emerged that Amazon had decided to wipe any Kodi boxes claiming to be “fully loaded” (with access to illegal streams) from its site.
Fully loaded boxes were still available to buy on eBay, but when quizzed by the Sun Online on whether people were safe to purchase them, the e-marketplace said it would remove the listings.
A spokesman said: “We run several initiatives designed to combat the infringement of intellectual property rights, including the Verified Rights Owner Program (VeRO).
“We work with the police and regulators to ensure that all listings on eBay comply with the law. There are blocks in place to prevent the listing of illegal items, but we also constantly monitor our marketplace. Anyone found to be knowingly selling items that don’t comply with the law will be investigated and could face account restrictions or suspension.”